Introducing you to my new style series today, “The V Armoire” – a collection of vegan handbags I started collecting since late 2018. I added “The V Armoire” to my fashion categories on this blog and I’m so excited to be sharing all of my vegan bags I collect with you here every/ (or every other) Wednesday. #VeganWednesday
Introducing you to my new style series today, “The V Armoire” – a collection of vegan handbags I started collecting since late 2018. I added “The V Armoire” to my fashion categories on this blog and I’m so excited to be sharing all of my vegan bags I collect with you here every/ (or every other) Wednesday. #VeganWednesday A little bit of a story behind the name picking here. I picked “The V Armoire” to go along with my social account name, “The Vibes Closet”. Instead of “Vibes” I only use V which stands for Vegan.
And instead of “Closet”, I use “Armoire”. It sounds very classy to me which I really love. Before we get into what bag I have to share with you today, I have to let you know first that I’m still using non-vegan products. But this is a good start and I’m proud of it. What I like most about vegan bags are the affordable price point. I can buy 10-20 bags for a price of one luxury leather handbag. Seriously I got about 10+ vegan handbags from all the holiday sales last year.
I really love the size of this bag, it is not too big or not too small. The bag dimensions are approximately about 8″H x 8″W x 2.5″D. As you can see from my photos, the luggage tag accent is adding a really fun detail to it. This bag comes with an adjustable strap, (strap drop: 25 inches). I love a zipper closure as well. It has 2 interior pockets: 1 slip and 1 zipper pocket.
Overall, this bag is very cute and functional.
HOW I STYLE THIS BAG
I picked this bag to go with my plum fit and flare dress. Because the bag is white, I’m playing with white accessories like beret, sunglasses and ankle boots to match with the color of the bag. I really love the contrasting color of the dress and my accessories but I want to make this look a lot more of a statement so I added some cool patterns like leopard. With the texture of leopard print tights it makes the look a lot more fun and interesting. You can definitely pull this look together for a Valentine’s day date or a special date night. A round bag shape would pretty much be an appropriate match with any style of cloths.
Share with me your thoughts on vegan handbags:
Do you think it’s a trend or it will be a permanent part of our way of living?
I hope you enjoy this blog post and considered looking into adopting vegan products into your lifestyle.
Stay tuned for more vegan bags next week. You can click The V Armoire to quickly navigate to my blog posts about my vegan handbag collection.
Btw, don’t forget to join our #GOODVIBESGIFTING series by sharing your thoughts with us in the comments below and answer some fun questions on my Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me. Winner of this post will be announced at the end of the month, January 31st, 2019, here on allaboutgoodvibes.com. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. See you again soon! Have a wonderful day!
I’m back after taking a few weeks break from my work. How were your holidays? I’m super excited to be back and to be sharing with you my fashion, beauty, and life stories again this year.
Great news! I decided to continue our #GOODVIBESGIFTING series starting fromthis January because it’s so nice to get to know all of you. This month I’m giving away a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise giftto one lucky reader on every single blog post. Which means if I come out with 10 blog posts, there will be 10 winners. You’re welcome. 🙂
What you have to do is to share your story at the end of each post and engage on my Instagram posts. I’ll announce all the winners at the end of the month here on allaboutgoodvibes.com. I will also send out an email to notify you, so make sure you’re on my email list, you can sign up below.
To get a quick update on my stories, feel free to follow me on Instagram @TheVibesCloset.
To those who were concerned about my health, THANK YOU so much for sending me Facebook & IG messages and emails asking about my pregnancy. I’m feeling amazingly great now after going to the labor and delivery the evening after Christmas to check on my early labor contractions I was having. I got a shot to help calm my uterus down and have been better since. Those two weeks break was a good help too. We have a few more weeks to go til we meet our new baby! I can’t wait to introduce our new addition of joy to you.
No more about me! Let’s get started with our topic today to help you get on track for your best year yet. I forgot to mention that you can apply these 3 tips with any new project, it doesn’t have to be only for the New Year.
The second the new year started, I felt the positive energy coming my way and even my husband could feel it too. Below are some tips on what we did a few days before the year ended.
Let go of the past and focus on the present
Holding on to the past will slow you down in every aspect of life. The best thing to do with it is to let it go and stay at your present moment. You don’t need to forget about your past completely but to only use it as your life lessons. Think about what you learned from it. Say thank you to your past that has taught you so many things and made you become who you are now. There’s no need to keep talking and/or thinking about it all the time. Just move on and do your best at your time now.
If you want, you can write down a list of your past that you’re holding on to. Then write what are the good lessons you learned from them. Write “Thank you” at the end of each one. Now it’s time for you to appreciate them and move on.
Practice Tip 1
It can be something like this:
I love when …. because…., thank you for ….. now I’m ready to move on.
Remember you can achieve anything in life
All success starts within YOU. If you believe in yourself and put your mind into whatever you do, you are already half way to your success. If you’re planning a new project, new daily routines, don’t think about obstacles you may face but instead imagine yourself already achieving your goal. How would you feel? Excited? Happy? So proud? Full of joy?
The best practice of this tip is to never, ever doubt your abilities or others who will be involved in your goals. The second you have doubt in you mind, you are so many steps further away from your achievements.
For example, if you want to improve your relationship with your friend/ partner, you should trust in both of your abilities, put the past aside, don’t think about obstacles, and only image what it would be like to have the best relationship ever.
Practice Tip 2
Now put this tips to practice by filling in the blanks below;
I believe and I know in my heart that I can …… . I would feel so ……. after I achieve……. . I am so grateful for my ability and others who are making this ….. happen. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Empower yourself with good books
My husband and I used this tip on New Year’s Eve night. We both got new books that inspired us in the areas that we’re looking to improve. Instead of watching movies, we read our new books until midnight in our bed. Same as our 3 years old daughter who got new books and was reading them to herself and us before shefell to sleep.
Books play a big role in self empowering. Especially the books that have other people’s stories or proven theories in it. If you get the right book on the right topic you’re looking for, that book can change your life or at least empower and direct you in the right direction.
I purchased about 30 new books toward the end of last year and the beginning of the new year within those two weeks of my days off and I almost finished my first two books. I’ve learned a lot this past week and I can’t wait to read more books to ensure and empower myself to the next level of me.
What had happened since my husband and I started reading our books before bed are:
We learned something new that inspired us before going to bed.
Our connection is stronger than before because we share our positive thoughts before we’re going to bed.
We encourage and support each other with the areas we needed improvement.
Talking freely and honestly with how we feel about each other.
We are on the same page and willing to do whatever tasks to make us and our family happy.
Practice Tip 3
Answer these questions below to find out what type of book you should start the New Year with:
What areas of life would you like to improve most?
Do you like a book with theory, easy step-by-step guide, real life experienceor all of them?
Do you like to read or listen?
Where can you get your book (audiobook) from?
When will you get your book(s) and start your first page?
Now it’s time for you to get the right book and start empowering yourself.
Here are 5 books I recommend reading to start of your year (project) right.
You can download my PDF version of the 3 tips to start your best year (project) right with exercises HERE.
Question for you today:
How did you start your New Year? and How do you feel now?
I hope today’s post will help put a right mindset for you to start your year. Those tips are quite simple and easy to apply to your life. I’m using them myself and have seen a lot of benefits. So I wanted this first blog post of the year to be a source of inspiration and to help you become a better version of you. I hope that you will use at least one or all three tips to get yourself on the right path.
If you think this post will benefit anyone in your life, feel free to share it with them.
Thank you again for stopping by my blog today. Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and answer some fun questions on my Instagram posts for a chance to win a $25 Starbucks gift card and one surprise gift from me. Winner of this post will be announced at the end of the month, January 31st, 2019, here on allaboutgoodvibes.com.
Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy new year from my little family! 🙂
This year had brought a lot of love, joy and success to my family and business. Eight days ago I started my #GoodVibesGifting series for the purpose of giving back and connecting with my readers.
I got nervous at first that no one would participate in this series but as the days went by, I saw our connections way more than I’d ever imagined.
Next year, I’m going to share with you a lot more content that would benefit our community most.
Thank you for sharing your ideas in yesterday’s post. You can still give me more ideas at the end of the post even though this series has ended and I’m about to announce our winners.
Or feel free to leave your comments below about what areas in life you want to improve most so that I can focus on those areas next year.
Now, it’s time to announce our winners. I’m going to post their stories below, I hope you find them helpful and you can use their inspiring stories to improve some areas of your life.
I am grateful for the birth of my daughter, I found out years later that I had a tumor/cyst on my pituitary gland. I wasn’t producing hormones and had this since puberty but never knew and it just kept growing all those years. I realized then how lucky I was to have even gotten pregnant, Also i didn’t produce breast milk and never knew why. As much as I have always loved her, with the news I found out, I realized how much of a miracle she really was and appreciated her even MORE.
I would love to be able to help my sister know that she deserves good things in life. Her and my Brother-in-law just bought a house and she doesn’t think she deserves it. She has low self esteem so anything good that happens she a hard time accepting it. I guess in general just being able to help someone see that they are a good person and when good things happen believe in them and yourself.
My family is my first value and being a good person. The world is so different than when i grew up and i just feel that we need to be better to each other. To not judge someone and to see how they are as a person. I strive to be a better person daily and feel that if i am positive it might help someone else to be ?
Dealing with a negative person can have so many effects on not just them but you. When I come across someone who is negative i try and talk to them and see what is making them feel that way and if it’s something simple i offer some positive thinking that might make them see the situation a little differently. then there are some negative people that start to change how you are and those people just seem to be people that are so unhappy that no matter how hard you try and be positive they already have a wall up to block anything good. to me those people still need us to be positive and just be who we are and offer to be an ear if they need it. We can’t turn our back on everyone but we can decide who we are going to use our energy on and to what extent.
DREVA ST CLAIR
I’d like to work on self care and spiritual growth so that I can feel more positive and rejuvenated and have that rub off on other areas of my life. It’s so hard to find time to Yourself when you have young kids but its also really important for your Well being.
I’m the first person in my family to get a bachelor’s degree. To some that may not be much but my mom couldn’t afford to put me through college so I found a way to make it happen through scholarships and financial aid.
Also, I became a mother two weeks before I turned 23 and my two little girls are a dream come true.
For me, I don’t know that I ever learned to ‘love’ myself, but what I did realize is that the outer shell is not important at all. I love myself inside and that’s what’s important. As you say, we all will be old and wrinkled eventually there’s no avoiding it, but many are born with disfigurements or can never look the way society wants. What I’m saying is, the more we throw off society’s expectations (something really hard, even I feel them), the happier we are. Societal expectations are there to make us unhappy, to make us ‘buy’ but the truth is if your personality is beautiful you will be beautiful. It shines out of your face and the people who love you will see it. It’s why we have ‘guilty’ crushes on ‘ugly’ people. Beauty is totally subjective and made up of so much more than the external shell. Sorry if this is a bit preachy, but I learned this over time!
You are so right that those people are unhappy and spread it outwards. I have a lot of hard things in my life and am a realist, but once I started facing my issues, I lost all that bitterness. Now I love to bring people up and support them. I find the best way to tackle that negativity, if you’re brave enough is to point out exactly how harsh and evil they are being. If that doesn’t work, I tell them ‘I actually don’t care about your opinion and I hope some day you are able to heal from whatever makes you so hateful’ that drives them absolutely nuts but sometimes it’s what they need to reflect on their behaviour. At the end of the day if somebody loves you they will support you and if they are not supporting you, don’t listen to them. A loving, supporting person will give their advice and voice their concerns in a way filled with care for you. Nasty, bitter concerns have no place, you know who you are and what you are doing, ignore them!
SHANNA ELISE UPTERGROVE
I am grateful for my patience. Maybe being deaf has taught me that, but I love that I can listen to my children and even my mom and help them out and be grateful that I can help them!
Growing up, I did not appreciate being deaf. I think I fully embraced it after I got pregnant with my first child. today, I don’t mind it at all, it is a good thing that I can turn my hearing aid off when I want and enjoy total silence. But not being able to hear has helped me become closer to my kids and family.
MELISSA A CRAIG
One project that I want to start doing that I just simply had the time for is compiling a family recipe cookbook, to hand down to my girls, I seriously did not have the time when they were younger, but now I have a little more free time and would love to compile recipes from my grandmothers. From some of my aunts and from our gatherings, to some of their favorite things they loved growing up. I think it would be great for them to keep and learn from.
I was always upset I never went back and finished college, at 35, I decided it was time. I went back and got not just one but 2 degrees! I made me feel accomplished and it showed my girls who were in middle school at the time if you work hard anything is achievable.
I WAS AN OVERWEIGHT KID, ALWAYS HAD BEEN SINCE THE YOUNGEST PICTURES OF ME, I NEVER had a time when I was thin, match this with moving all the time, I went to 14 different schools growing up, this meant for no long-term friendships even in the tween or teen years. I now have tried to maintain a healthy weight and have been steadfast with my own children in where we live. I set the goal of living in the same school district and home while my kids grew up, I never wanted them to feel like the new kid in school. They have gone to sleep away camp and had other experiences where they were meeting new people but I wanted them to have lasting friendships that I so lacked growing up. now my daughter a senior in high school has had the same best friend since first grade. and my youngest a freshman has a friend well a few of them since kindergarten. I just know that small thing has made me and them happier and healthier, so the thing that has changed is the nomad lifestyle.
I will tell you of a project I did and am thankful for. I had always wanted a record(book like) of my life. I did it over 30 years ago. I am glad I did because 8 years ago i had a brain enuryism and forgot a lot. If I hadn’t written and typed it i may never have had my story to pass on.
Actually, I was dreaming to be a travel blogger. I came to the U.S. three years ago and my first trip was to see Cherry blossom in D.C. while I was three months pregnancy. My husband and I enjoyed road trips and we had been at 23 U.S. states. Our dream trip is to travel from coast to coast by trains. In reality, my travel plans are held due to I have to care my little girl 24/7 I don’t even have free time to spend on my own. However, there were several great moments that our family spend together. I am looking forward for a right time near future to visit pleasant places in the U.S. with my lovely family.
To dealing with the negative people is to start by understanding the reasons for their negativity. I would say almost all negativity has its roots in fears. So better way is trying to understand them with mind positively.
THE ways I choose to deal with negative people VARIES. I’m not sure if it is the best but I have learned that it’s also not worth letting them consume my thoughts or life. Sometimes I have to SET boundaries with myself or them, Remind myself THAT their negativity is theirs them and not Mine, OFFER a positive perspective or attitude, understand that what they are going through Is most likely temporary, OR if needed i keep my interactions to a minimum or not at all if THE negativity is too much to be AROUND on a regular basis. I have noticed that negative people are much easier to deal with if my own self-worth is high.
I just understand that if someone is negative, it is something that they are dealing with, not me. So I don’t pay attention to it and try to understand why they are that way. It’s hard and not always the easiest thing to do.
I get spa treatments to take care of myself physically, and spend as much time as possible with those i love to take care of my mental/spiritual needs.
My dream as a child was to get married and be a housewife in my small Kansas town, which did not happen. but I achieved something even better. I was in the travel industry for over 30 years and saw the world. I’m sure if my big dream had come true I wouldn’t have seen much outside of Kansas.
I was a secretary when I started working, a few years later I became a dispatcher, years later I became a repairman, one of a couple women working with all men. Then my most important job: A mother.
I dreamed of going back to school and at the age of 41 I enrolled in college, I graduate this June with my associates Degree in Social work I will work with foster children. I feel so very proud of myself. I feel empowered as a woman! I would love any makeup if you have any Too Faced cosmetics would be amazing I would really love any cosmetics the palettes look amazing
I am grateful I survived being a survivor of suicide. I lost my husband very tragically in 2004, 5 weeks after he returned from A Year in Iraq. There were days I couldn’t get out of bed. And other days I wanted to be dead. It Took a whole lot of counseling and support from some stronger friends and family who put up with all the HURT, anger and lashing out. They HELD together the pieces of me. And I’m so glad to still be here.
I always wanted to live overseas. So i did. I moved to England after I finished university, and lived in London for 17 years. I always felt at home in London, and loved the mix of cultures. I’ll never regret doing it. It does broaden your horizons.
None of my family went to college so me being the first was a dream that i surpassed. Sheer determination got me through.
Those are the stories from our winners. Because there are so many good stories you were sharing, instead of 8 winners I doubled it to 16 winners.
If you are one of them, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours (by Thursday December 27th, 2018 8:00 PM (MST)) with your full name, address and your phone number. I’ll ship out the gifts by the end of this week. Congratulations!
Thank you all who participated. Hope to connect with you and give you some gifts next year.
Don’t forget to let me know in the comments below, what kind of content you would like to see next year. I’m waiting to hear from you!
Wishing you and your family, love, joy, happiness, success and prosperity. Happy holidays!
Merry Christmas Eve! Hope you’re ready to celebrate your Christmas with your loved ones tomorrow.
I can’t believe today’s finally come and it’s the last day of our #GoodVibesGifting event! So much to learn from this eight days series. So much appreciation from me to you and your family.
If you missed my Day 1, Day 2 , Day 3, Day 4, Day 5 , Day 6 and Day 7 posts, don’t hesitate to go back and check them out. You still have tonight to share your stories. I will announce the eight lucky winners tomorrow evening.
This first post, will provide you more details on the rules and how to participate in this #GoodVibesGifting event. We would love for you to join us on this last #GoodVibesGifting post in 2018.
LAST MINUTE NYE PARTY OUTFIT IDEA
First thing that comes to my mind when it comes to New Year’s Eve Party is bling! That’s why I’m going for a silvery and glittery look from head to toe today. Anything bling would work for the night party, you don’t have to use only silver like me. You can pick gold, rose gold, black, red, white, green or pretty much whatever color you’re feeling for the night. But just keep in mind to make your outfit shine bright, as if it’s going to be your life in the new year. 🙂
This look actually reminded me of the millennium celebrations, on NYE of the start of the year 2000. I remember that most of the places were decorating with silver as their main color. Everyone was afraid of the end of the world and such on NYE. I went for a horror movie with my cousins that night and my mother was so worried. After midnight everything was just fine as it was another new day and new year. Anyways, hope you’re enjoying your NYE party this year.
My outfit details are displayed below with a few similar dresses.
DAY EIGHT OF #GOODVIBESGIFTING
Get to know me: Everyone has problems in life. Some of us choose to fix them, some of us choose to stay with them, and some of us choose to forget about them. For me I love fixing my problems. Either it’s small or big, I never neglect the problems and let them shadow me everywhere I go.
The first process I do when it comes to fixing my problem is to find the roots. Then I will start digging deeper to see why those problems occurred. I would try my best to find the methods to start solving them slowly but surely. If method A doesn’t work, I will move on to method B, C and so on.
Most of the time if the problems involve other people, for example they’re the problem, I would give back my kindness to them if talking isn’t helping. Either they feel it or not at least that’s the only one positive thing I can do in this case. The more kindness you give back the more likely you will be able to change their negative attitude toward you.
If you have family problems, problems between you and your partner, I recommend not bringing the third person into your situation. Don’t use your emotions to solve your problems because that will lead to the wrong way of solving them. Try to solve your problems when you’re in a steady mind set. If you really need help, I highly recommend you make an appointment with some professionals, they have learned how to help you through their processes and steps. But the person who is the most important that will determine the success is only you.
If you decide to fix your problems with no doubt, you will be able to do it. You just need to trust your ability fully. But if you decide to fix it but still hesitate about the results, this would take longer or it would never work.
Right now for me I want to fix my health problem the most. Even though I don’t have any bad decease, just something minor but I want to make sure I am healthy so I can spend as much time that I have with my loving husband and daughter.
My thought for you today is to never be afraid in fixing your problems. If there’s a problem there’s a solution.
QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY:
What’s one area in life you would like to improve most? Is there anything I could be a part of in helping you through my blog?
I’m looking forward to reading your answer. Don’t forget to stop by my Instagram and answer a fun question there too! Also don’t forget to use #GoodVibesGifting at the end of your comment so I know you are participating in this contest.
It’s day seven of our #GoodVibesGifting and we are only one day away to the end of this series. Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to share your stories with us. I know it’s not about the gifts as much as the good heart you have and that you are wanting to share some parts of your life to our All About Good Vibes’ readers.
I feel like the more we connect and the more we have a chance to spread the positivity around us, the better we become and the better the world will be. Not to say that the world is bad but we are all tend to lack communication, connection and understanding about each other. So let this series be the start of our small community and to help lift and support one another. I will be here for you and I know you will be there for me too.
Keep your stories coming because we are all looking forward to reading them! 🙂
If you missed my Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, and Day 6 posts, feel free to check them out and share your stories there. If you want to know more details on how to be a part of this series, head over to this post, read through the first section to learn about how to join.
FALL/ WINTER OUTFIT IDEAS
This year I found myself wearing a lot of knit sweaters especially the graphic and slogan ones. I think because I am pregnant, I found it so easy to put on, and to mix and match my graphic sweaters with all kinds of outfits. It does its job keeping me warm and it’s also fun to see different designs and sayings.
You can wear it with a dress, a pair of jeans, high heels or sneakers. Pretty much you can pull off the cool look without adding anything more. You can dress up or down with the graphic sweaters.
In today’s look, I tried to keep it simple and made sure the sweater was the main focus. I picked my metallic midi dress to go with my silver slip-on (similar pairs here and here) sneakers. My bag and earrings are black, to match with the color of my top which is out of stock but I found two similar ones for you here and here. I also picked some fun knit graphic and slogan sweaters for you below as well.
We took this photoshoot on Halloween night, our second night in Tokyo around the Shibuya area. It was so much fun seeing people dressed up and to walk around the famous shopping street. We were there right before people got out of work which was nice because there were a lot less people than at night when everyone comes out to party. We saw on TV that the entire area was packed with people and it was so hard to walk around during the Halloween party hours. Good thing we picked the right time to visit and head back to the hotel at the right time.
DAY SEVEN OF #GOODVIBESGIFTING
Get to know me: I started noticing my life changing after reading this book, The Power by Rhonda Byrne. I have to say that I’m a bad reader but a good collector. I bought so many books but never finished reading them.
One of the the books I finished reading and I keep going back to, is The Power. The reason I love it so much is that I see my life changing after applying the rules this book provides to my everyday life.
Whatever I expect to have, I will have them in a matter of months or even days. A few quotes by Rhonda Byrne that are so true and I recommend for you to follow are “What do you want more than anything right now?. Think about it a lot, feel it, and you will receive it.”, “What you’re thinking right now is creating your future. You’re always thinking, and you are always creating.” and “Your thoughts are a creative power to use to materialize your dream.”.
This book has kept my dreams alive and made my dreams become a reality.
I was a dreamer since I was little. I wasn’t only dreaming but I also felt the feelings of achieving my dreams as well. I got so excited every time I would think about achieving my dream and how that would feel. I didn’t know about the power of the universe before but I was living my life that way before I discovered this book.
After reading the book I found that I’m in control of my needs and wants. All I have to do is to think positively. Feel the good energy thats coming my way. And get ready to receive what I’m dreaming for. Just so you know that it might sound simple, easy and unrealistic, but trust me when I say it’s true. It can be hard to see results if you have negativity surrounding you or have a closed mine about your power and ability to create your own dreams.
I don’t want to get into the stories from the book incase you want to grab a copy and start reading it yourself so I didn’t ruin it for you. All I have to say is, this is one of my favorite books that has helped me get what I want and I want you to have a chance to receive what you want too.
Either more money, great job, soulmate, great health or as small as a person smiling back at you today, you will be able to get it if you believe in your power.
I will be sharing and talking more about this topic next year. If you’re looking to enhance your new year, take a look at this book if you haven’t already and get ready for your best year yet!
QUESTION FOR YOU TODAY:
Have you ever achieved one of your dreams? What did you do and how did you feel after you achieved it?
What’s one gift would you like to receive most from me? Take a look here.
I’m looking forward to reading your answers. Don’t forget to stop by my Instagram and answer a fun question there too! Also don’t forget to use #GoodVibesGifting at the end of the your comment so I know you are participating in this contest.
Mollie Larsen is the creator of All About Good Vibes—a feel-good destination that inspires women to love, care and be themselves. Growing up she loved dressing up, taking care of her skin and helped supporting others. She believes in positivity and seeing good in all situations. Her biggest achievement of the day is putting her babies to sleep early, relaxing and watching her favorite shows with her husband.